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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Tour/Open House | December 11 – 12, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, December 11, and Thursday, December 12, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments. Student projects will engage topics from biodesign and social impact to mobility and prosthetics.

Cal Forestry Club Presents: Christmas Tree Sale

Sale | December 8 – 13, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  South Side of Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

It's time for UC Berkeley Forestry Club's annual Christmas Tree sale! Every year, students travel to the Sierra Nevada to harvest trees donated by Sierra Pacific Industries, which would not normally survive to maturity. Students hand-fall your very own holiday tree! The species that are to be harvested are white fir and incense-cedar. Other species can be requested, but may not be available...   More >

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | December 11 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

New American Narrative on the Peopling of America

Seminar | December 11 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 John R. Weeks, San Diego State University; Héctor Tobar, UC Irvine

 Institute of European Studies, German Historical Institute Washington - Pacific Regional Office, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

John R. Weeks, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and Director of the International Population Center at San Diego State University and Héctor Tobar, Author, Journalist, Associate Professor UC Irvine will co-teach an interdisciplinary seminar for students interested in exploring and understanding new (and old) narratives of immigration. UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students,...   More >

  RSVP online

New Functions in Organic Materials through Molecular Designs

Seminar | December 11 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Yun Liu, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

 College of Chemistry

The synergy between synthetic chemistry and physical organic concepts inspires new opportunities for organic materials. This seminar will detail how concept-driven molecular design approaches for organic materials enable new topologies and properties for applications ranging from salt extraction to renewable electrolytes. The first part of the talk will discuss the design of a three-dimensional...   More >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | December 11 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Power and Energy Seminar: Time-of-use rate plans to create a smarter energy future.

Seminar | December 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Susan Norris, PG&E

 IEEE PELS/PES/IAS

Many California residential electric customers are transitioning to Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plans as part of statewide efforts to create a smarter energy future and healthier environment while balancing the need to keep customer rates affordable. PG&E will soon transition eligible customers from their standard tiered rate plan to the new “Time-of-Use Peak Pricing 4-9p.m. Every Day”. Learn more...   More >

Public Income Support and Health at Older Ages: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Emma Aguila, Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Emma Aguila is an Assistant Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public of Policy. Her research interests include pension reform, saving for retirement, access to social security benefits and healthcare for vulnerable elderly population, and the interrelation between socioeconomic status and health.

Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) Info Talks

Panel Discussion | December 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This is a great opportunity for undergrads to come and learn from grad students and professors about research experiences for undergrads (REUs) around the nation and especially within UC Berkeley and the UC System. We will provide information about how to apply, where to apply, and what skills to highlight. This event is open to all and will provide a focus on those opportunities available for...   More >

Explaining urban transformations through Roman pottery: the case of Carthago Nova (Southeastern Spain)

Lecture | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Alejandro Quevedo, UC Berkeley Roman Material Culture Laboratory

 Archaeological Research Facility

This lecture explores Carthago Nova’s urban reality during the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD based on the archaeological record and taking into account the stratigraphic sequences and the material culture, especially the pottery.

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Brought to you by the Berkeley Art Studio!

Sale | December 10 – 17, 2019 every day | 12-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 3rd floor

 ASUC Art Studio

Browse our selection of artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and jewelry. The shop is open Dec. 10 to 19, from noon to 10 p.m. during the week and noon to 5 p.m. on the weekend. The art studio also sells gift certificates for art classes, which are good for one year and can be applied to any type of class if the fees are the same.

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Chamber Music: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | December 11 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in date

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

Free. No reserved seating.

Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

Homebuying: What you Need to Know (BEUHS341)

Workshop | December 11 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Carla Higgins, Realtor

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about buying a first home? Not sure where to start?
Join Realtor Carla Higgins to learn about:
• the homebuying process
• sources of down-payment and closing-cost assistance
• credit repair
• mortgage types
• who should be on your homebuying team
• the benefits of homebuyer education
• more

BIO: Carla is an experienced Realtor with 19 years’ experience, a single mother of 3...   More >

  Enroll online

Microsoft Access Form Design

Course | December 11 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of creating new Form objects in a Microsoft Access database. Emphasis is placed on core functional concepts of data transmission to Tables, Controls and Control properties, design and formatting, and calculated Controls. • Understand the purpose and interdependencies of the six major database object types. • Understand the functional concepts of Form objects such...   More >

  Register online

Seminar 251: “Regulated Revenue and Hospital Behavior”

Seminar | December 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 David Silver, Princeton

 Center for Labor Economics

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Film Screening - The Long Shadow

Film - Documentary | December 11 | 2-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 john powell, Othering and Belonging Institute; Frances Causey

 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice

Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and destructive as racism. In this powerful documentary, the filmmakers, both privileged daughters of the South, who were haunted by their families slave owning pasts, passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how America—guided by the South's powerful political influence—steadily, deliberately and at times secretly,...   More >

SPH Holiday Party

Social Event | December 11 | 2-4 p.m. |  Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley

 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA

 Public Health, School of

Berkeley Public Health staff, faculty and student workers are invited to the Hillside Club for our annual holiday party (with light refreshments and merriment)! There will be a modest raffle---you must be present to win! The Hillside Club is a 5-10 minute walk from Berkeley Way West; limited street parking is available. Volunteers to host the event and donations for the raffle needed~let us know...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

Toward Food Security and Sustainability: Nanotechnology for Plant Genome Engineering

Colloquium | December 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Gozde Demirer, PhD student in the Landry Group; Jackie Maslyn, PhD student in the Balsara Group

 College of Chemistry

Holiday Pop-Up Shop Members' Preview

Special Event | December 11 | 4-7 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Julia Morgan Hall

 Botanical Garden

Enjoy holiday shopping for nature-inspired gifts at our special holiday shopping party. Warm
yourself by the fire in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall and sip on a cup of hot spiced cider
while you choose from a curated selection of gifts from local vendors and beyond.
Proceeds from your holiday purchases directly benefit the Botanical Garden.
This event is an exclusive benefit for UC Botanical...   More >

  Register online

Toward Food Security and Sustainability: Nanotechnology for Plant Genome Engineering / Lithium Plating and Stripping through a Solid Block Copolymer Electrolyte

Colloquium | December 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Gozde Demirer, PhD student in the Landry Group; Jackie Maslyn, PhD student in the Balsara Group

 College of Chemistry

Toward a New American Narrative on the Peopling of America

Lecture | December 11 | 5-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 John R. Weeks, San Diego State University; Hector Tobar, University of California, Ivine

 Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, German Historical Institute Washingthon - Pacific Regional Office, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

This event features two speakers: John R. Weeks, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and Director of the International Population Center at San Diego State University, and Héctor Tobar, Author, Journalist, Associate Professor UC Irvine.

The discussion after the lectures will be moderate by Irene Bloomberg, Chair of Canadian Studies & Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary...   More >

  RSVP online by December 10.

Holiday iMix

Social Event | December 11 | 5-7 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), College of Engineering

The weather is starting to turn, finals are approaching, and the holiday season is finally here! Join us at our upcoming Holiday iMix event to celebrate the winter season with a beloved holiday tradition and creative outlet: gingerbread house decorating! This event is open to the Cal international community and beyond, and will involve festive snacks, holiday crafts, and more.

Please

San Francisco World History Reading Group: The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire by Kyle Harper

Meeting | December 11 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 1995 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Evergreen Wreath Workshop

Workshop | December 11 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Create a one-of-a-kind beautiful and festive wreath or garland to add to your holiday decorations. Greens from the Garden's global plant collection and other natural adornments are included as well as a reusable wire wreath form. Be sure to bring your own hand pruners and gloves.

$65 Adult, $55 UCBG Member Adult

  Register online

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

The King of Comedy

Film - Feature | December 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In a review for the Village Voice, J. Hoberman called The King of Comedy the “richest, most intelligent Hollywood movie of 1983. . . . Between them, Scorsese, Robert De Niro and screenwriter Paul Zimmerman have created an American archetype: Rupert Pupkin . . . the celebrity-crazed would-be standup comedian who attaches himself to TV talk-show host Jerry Lewis. . . . The King of Comedy is a...   More >

Full: Strange Connections

Performing Arts - Music | December 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Three duets span global performance practices. Movement artist and storyteller Leonard Pitt and composer, performer, and instrument inventor Paul Dresher perform together for the first time since 1983, creating a new work. Sarod player Manik Khan, son of Ali Akbar Khan, is joined by tabla player Sudhakar Vaidyanathan to perform Indian classical music. And dancer Tandy Beal performs two new works...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor

 Library

Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?


Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >